Ancient history of Macedonia
Macedonia is a Greek region,in the north of Greece.The most important cities of Macedonia is Thessaloniki, Kavala, Seres, Drama, Edessa, Florina, Katerini and many more.
Its a Greek region since the beginning of time. Macedon son of Zeus and Thias daughter of Deukalion was the founder of Macedonia(Stef.Byzantios about "Macedonia") or according to Diodoros (I 18, 20) Macedon was the son of Wind God Aeolos finally according to Apolodoros (III 8,1) Macedon or Macednos was the son of King Lykaon of Arcadia.
Herodotus a famous ancient historian saies that the Macedonian nation was a Dorian Green nation that moved from Thessaly(Esteotida region) went in the Pindos mountains in west macedonia. So from all these evidence we understand that the founder of the royal Macedonian house came from Argos and was a desendant of Hercules. And the Kings graves founded in Vergina are the witnesses for this , but and in the whole Macedonia thousands of ancient items founded having Greek signs on them.
All ancient historians wrote that Macedonians were part of the Greek nation, as also were Spartans, Athenians, Cretans, Corinthians, Arcadian and tens of other tribes, members of the Greek Nation.
Ancient Macedonians were spoken the Greek language , wrote in Greek language, worshiped Greek Gods of Olympus, (ZEUS, MERCURY, APHRODITE, DIANA, ATHENA etc), and were DORIES one of the four main Greek tribes ( the other two were ACHIEOI, ION-ES, and AIOLEIS).
The name Macedonians come from the Greek word MAKEDNOS which means TALL MAN,and if all these are not enough evidents of the Hellenic(Greek) nationality of Macedonians I will tell you an old story.
2343 years ago Great King PHILIP THE SECOND(359-336 b.c) King of Macedonia and General Emperor of all Greece began preparations to avenge Persian invasion by setting free at first all Greek cities of Asia minor from Persian occupation, and then by attacking them in their own country. A paied by Persian money assasin killed him before making his dream come true,and his son ALEXANDER THE GREAT (ISKANDER EL AHBAR FOR ALL THE ARAB WORLD) made this dream come true. By the Aegean sea in 334 b.c he utterly beat the Persian armies in the battle of Granikos and he set free all of ASIA MINOR.
Then like a storm took Syria, Egypt, Libya, Palestine, and then Persia and all Asia until the border of India and China. After his Death(we Greeks never truly believe that he is dead because our Grandmothers told as a story we we were kids that HE LIVES AND RULES AND CONQUERS THE WORLD off course this is a fairy tale but indicates love of Greek people to the Great King-we never forgot him! ), the HELLENISTIC MONARCHIES were created
1.The KINGDOM OF MACEDONIA AND SOUTHERN GREECE
2.THE KINGDOM OF SELEYKIDON IN ASIA
3.THE KINGDOM OF PTOLEMIES IN EGYPT AND AFRICA
4.THE KINGDOM OF PERGAMON IN ASIA MINOR
Romans a Greek tribe coming from Troy, occupied Macedonia, southern Greece, and Greek (Hellenistic) States of the East in the year 30 b.c where the last Greek state Egypt fall.
But metropolitan Greek culture was too strong so Romans soon started to himitate the metropolitan Greek culture,speaking the Greek dialects and not Latin (a Chalkidean dialect) and regaining their lost from the distance from Greece Hellenic identity.